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Old 10-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #7753
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Originally Posted by Wizard View Post
Sounds like you pulled the threads out of the oil tank when you removed the bolt - the spring is the threads! May be able to use a heli-coil kit to replace the threads in the tank.

I didn't even think of the "spring" being the coil of thread...
I have used lots of helicoil kits over the years for head studs, case covers and spark plugs, shouldn't be a big issue for that oiltank repair.

'Course in my yard, we'ed just JB weld the holes shut and melt a dipstick into the oil cap...
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